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Preface

Copyright

This publication, including all photographs, illustrations and software, is protected under international copyright laws, with all rights reserved. Neither this manual, nor any of the material contained herein, may be reproduced without written consent of the author.

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Disclaimer

The information in this document is subject to change without notice. The manufac- turer makes no representations or warranties with respect to the contents hereof and specifically disclaims any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. The manufacturer reserves the right to revise this publication and to make changes from time to time in the content hereof without obligation of the manufacturer to notify any person of such revision or changes.

Trademark Recognition

Microsoft, MS-DOS and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

MMX, Pentium, Pentium-II, Pentium-III, Celeron are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation.

Other product names used in this manual are the properties of their respective owners and are acknowledged.

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installa- tion. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful inter- ference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna

• Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver

• Connect the equipment onto an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected

• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help

Shielded interconnect cables and a shielded AC power cable must be employed with this equipment to ensure compliance with the pertinent RF emission limits governing this device. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the system’s manu- facturer could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

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Declaration of Conformity

This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following conditions:

• This device may not cause harmful interference, and

• This device must accept any interference received, including interfer- ence that may cause undesired operation

Canadian Department of Communications

This class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference- causing Equipment Regulations.

Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Réglement sur le matériel brouilieur du Canada.

About the Manual

The manual consists of the following:

Chapter 1

Introducing the Motherboard

Chapter 2

Installing the Motherboard

Chapter 3

Using BIOS

Chapter 4

Using the Motherboard Software

Chapter 5

Setting Up eJIFFY

Chatper 6

Trouble Shooting

Preface

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Provides information on using the BIOS Setup Utility.

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Describes the motherboard software

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Describes the eJIFFY setting up

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Provides basic trouble shoot ing tips

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Preface

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Chapter 1

1

Introducing the Motherboard

1

Introduction

1

Feature

2

Specifications

4

Motherboard Components

5

Chapter 2

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Installing the Motherboard Safety Precautions 7

7

7

Installing the Motherboard in a Case 7 Checking Jumper Settings 8

Choosing a Computer Case

Setting Jumpers

8

Checking Jumper Settings

9

Jumper Settings

9

Installing Hardware

10

10

Installing Memory Modules 12

Expansion Slots 16

Installing the Processor

Connecting Optional Devices

18

Installing a SATA Hard Drive

21

Connecting I/ODevices

22

Connecting Case Components

23

Front Panel Header

26

Chapter 3

27

Using BIOS

27

About the Setup Utility

27

The Standard Configuration 27

Entering the Setup Utilities 27

28

29

30

Advanced Setup 32 Advanced Chipset Setup 34 Integated Peripherals 35 Power Management Setup 36

PCI/PnP 37

Resetting the Default CMOS Values

Using BIOS

Standard CMOS Setup

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PC Health Status 38

M.I.B.II(MB Intelligent Bios II) 42

Load Default Settings

44

Supervisor Password

44

User Password 45 Save & Exit Setup 45 Exit Without Saving 45 Updating the BIOS 46

Chapter 4

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Using the Motherboard Software

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About the SoftwareDVD-ROM/CD-ROM

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Auto-installing under Windows XP/Vista/7

47

Running Setup

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Manual Installation

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Utility Software Reference

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Chapter 5

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Setting Up eJIFFY

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Introduction

51

Installation and BIOS Setup

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Entering eJIFFY

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Features Icons

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Usage FAQ

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Chapter 6

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Trouble Shooting

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Start up problems during assembly

61

Start up problems after prolong use

62

Maintenance and care tips

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Basic Troubleshooting Flowchart

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Chapter 1

Introducing the Motherboard

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Introduction

Thank you for choosing the H57H-M motherboard. This motherboard is a high performance, enhanced function motherboard designed to support the LGA1156 socket for Intel ® Lynnfield/Clarkdale processors for high-end business or personal desktop markets.

This motherboard is based on Intel ® H57 Express Chipset for best desktop platform solution. H57 is a single-chip, highly integrated, high performance Hyper-Threading peripheral controller, unmatched by any other single chip-device controller. This motherboard supports up to 16 GB *1 of system memory with dual channel DDR3 1333/1066 *2 SDRAM. One PCI slot is supported, fully compliant with PCI rev 2.3 specification at 33MHz. High resolution graphics via one PCI Express slot, intended for Graphics Interface, is fully compliant to the PCI Express Base Specification revision 2.0. One PCI Express x4 slot is supported, fully compliant to the PCI Express Base Specification revision 2.0. In addition, one PCI Express x1 slot is support. It implements an EHCI compliant interface that provides fourteen USB 2.0 ports (eight USB ports and three USB 2.0 headers support additional six USB ports).

The motherboard is equipped with advanced full set of I/O ports in the rear panel, including one VGA port, one DVI port, one HDMI port, one ESATA port, two LAN ports, eight USB ports, one optical SPDIFO port and audio jacks for microphone, line-in and 8-ch line-out.

In addition, this motherboard comes with an LED for debug, a power on button and a reset button. The processor can be overclocked when CPU Over-clocking Func. is set to Enabled in M.I.B.II (MB Intelligent BIOSII).

is set to Enabled in M.I.B.II (MB Intelligent BIOSII). *1. Due to the DRAM maximum size

*1. Due to the DRAM maximum size (2 GB per dimm) at present, the memory maximum size we have tested is 8 GB per dimm.

*2. Due to the limitation of AMD CPU spec, please refer to Memory QVL for more information.

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Feature

Processor

The motherboard uses an LGA1156 type of socket that carries the following features:

• Accommodates Intel ® Lynnfield/Clarkdale processors

• Supports “Hyper-Threading” technology CPU

“Hyper-Threading” technology enables the operating system into thinking it’s hooked up to two processors, allowing two threads to be run in parallel, both on separate “logical” processors within the same physical processor.

Chipset

The Intel H57 Express Chipset is a single-chip with proven reliability and per- formance.

• One x16 PCI Express Gen2 ports each supporting up to 8 GB/s direc- tion peak bandwidth

• Compliant with PCI Rev 2.3 interface at 33 MHz

• One PCI Express x4 slot compliant with PCI Express Base Specification revision 2.0

• Support PCI Express x1 slot

• Integrated SATA 3.0 Gb/s Host Controller

• Fourteen USB 2.0 ports supported

• Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) support

• Enhanced DMA Controller, interrupt controller, and timer functions

• Integrated Graphics Support with PAVP 1.5

• Intel ® High Definition Audio Controller

Memory

• Supports DDR3 1333/1066 DDR3 SDRAM with Dual-channel architec- ture

• Accommodates four unbuffered DIMMs

• Up to 4 GB per DIMM with maximum memory size up to 16 GB

• Supports 1 Gb, 2 Gb and 4 Gb DDR3 DRAM technologies for x8 and x16 devices (It is not recommended to use 512 Mb DDR3 memory device on this motherboard)

Audio

• 7.1+2 Channel High Definition Audio Codec

• Meets Microsoft WLP3.x (Windows Logo Program) audio requirements

• All DACs supports 44.1k/48k/96k/192kHz sample rate

• Software selectable 2.5V/3.2V/4.0V VREFOUT

• Direct Sound 3D. compatible

• Power Support: Digital: 3.3V; Analog: 5.0V

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Onboard LAN

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• Supports PCI Express TM 1.1

• Integrated 10/100/1000 transceiver

• Wake-on-LAN and remote wake-up support

Expansion Options

The motherboard comes with the following expansion options:

• One PCI Express x16 slot for Graphic Interface

• One PCI Express x1 slot

• One PCI Express x4 slot

• One 32-bit PCI v2.3 compliant slot

• Six 7-pin SATA connectors

Integrated I/O

The motherboard has a full set of I/O ports and connectors:

• Two LAN port

• One VGA port

• One HDMI port

• One DVI port

• One ESATA port

• Eight USB ports

• One optical SPDIFO port

• Audio jacks for microphone, line-in and 8-ch line-out

BIOS Firmware

This motherboard uses AMI BIOS that enables users to configure many system features including the following:

• Power management

• Wake-up alarms

• CPU parameters

• CPU and memory timing

The firmware can also be used to set parameters for different processor clock speeds.

used to set parameters for different processor clock speeds. 1. Some hardware specifications and software items

1. Some hardware specifications and software items are subject to change

without prior notice.

2. Due to chipset limitation, we recommend that motherboard be operated

in the ambiance between 0 and 50 ° C.

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Specifications

CPU

LGA1156 socket for latest Intel ® Lynnfield/Clarkdale proces- sors

Supports “Hyper-Threading” technology CPU

Chipset

Intel H57 Express Chipset

Memory

Dual-channel DDR3 memory architecture

4 x 240-pin DDR3 DIMM sockets support up to 16 GB

Supports 1333/1066 DDR3 SDRAM

Expansion

1 x PCI Express Gen2 x16 slot

Slots

1 x PCI Express x1 slot

1 x PCI Express x4 slot

1 x PCI slot

Storage

Supported by Intel H57 Express Chipset

6 x Serial ATA 3.0 Gb/s Host Controllers

Audio

Realtek ALC892 8-Ch HD audio

Giga LAN

Realteck 8111DL

Rear Panel I/O

8 x USB ports

1 x VGA port

1 x DVI port

1 x HDMI port

1 x ESATA port

2 x RJ45 LAN connector

1 x Audio port (Line in, microphone in, 8-ch line out and optical SPDIF out))

Internal I/O

1 x 24-pin ATX Power Supply connector, 8-pin 12V connec- tor

Connectors &

Headers

6 x Serial ATA connectors

3 x USB 2.0 headers support additional 6 USB ports

1 x Front panel header

1 x SPDIF out header

1 x Front panel audio header

1 x Reset button

1 x Power button

1 x Clear CMOS button

CPU_FAN/SYS_FAN/PWR_FAN connectors

System BIOS

AMI BIOS with 64Mb SPI Flash ROM

Supports Plug and Play, STR (S3) / STD (S4) , Hardware monitor, Multi Boot

Audio, LAN, can be disabled in BIOS

F11 hot key for boot up devices option

Supports Watch dog, Over-Clocking

Form Factor

Micro ATX Size, 244mm x 244mm

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Motherboard Components

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Motherboard Components 5 Introducing the Motherboard

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Table of Motherboard Components

LABEL

COMPONENTS

1. CPU Socket

LGA1156 socket for Intel?Lynnfield/Clarkdale processors

2. CPU_FAN

CPU cooling fan connector

3. DIMM1~4

240-pin DDR3 SDRAM slots

4. SYS_FAN

System cooling fan connector

5. ATX_POWER

Standard 24-pin ATX power connector

6. CLR_CMOS_BTN

Clear CMOS button

7. SPI_DEBUG1

SPI debug header-for factory use only

8. SATA1~6

Serial ATA connectors

9. F_PANEL

Front panel switch/LED header

10. F_USB1~3

Front panel USB headers

11. CASE1

CASE open header

12. ME_UNLOCK1

ME unlock header-for factory use only

13. RST_BTN

Reset button

14. PWR_BTN

Power on button

15. PWR_FAN

Power cooling fan connector

16. SPDIFO1

SPDIF out header

17. F_AUDIO1

Front panel audio header

18. PCI1

32-bit add-on card slot

19. PCIEX4

PCI Express x4 slot

20. PCIEX1

PCI Express x1 slot

21. PCIEX16

PCI Express slot for graphics interface

22. ATX12V1

8-pin +12V power connector

This concludes Chapter 1. The next chapter explains how to install the motherboard.

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Chapter 2

Installing the Motherboard

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Safety Precautions

• Follow these safety precautions when installing the motherboard

• Wear a grounding strap attached to a grounded device to avoid dam- age from static electricity

• Discharge static electricity by touching the metal case of a safely grounded object before working on the motherboard

• Leave components in the static-proof bags they came in

• Hold all circuit boards by the edges. Do not bend circuit boards

Choosing a Computer Case

There are many types of computer cases on the market. The motherboard complies with the specifications for the micro ATX system case. Some features on the motherboard are implemented by cabling connectors on the motherboard to indica- tors and switches on the system case. Make sure that your case supports all the features required.

Most cases have a choice of I/O templates in the rear panel. Make sure that the I/O template in the case matches the I/O ports installed on the rear edge of the motherboard.

This motherboard carries a micro ATX form factor of 244 x 244 mm. Choose a case that accommodates this form factor.

Installing the Motherboard in a Case

Refer to the following illustration and instructions for installing the motherboard in a case.

Most system cases have mounting brackets installed in the case, which correspond the holes in the motherboard. Place the motherboard over the mounting brackets and secure the motherboard onto the mounting brackets with screws.

Ensure that your case has an I/O template that supports the I/O ports and expansion slots on your motherboard.

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8 Do not over-tighten the screws as this can stress the motherboard. Checking Jumper Settings This
8 Do not over-tighten the screws as this can stress the motherboard. Checking Jumper Settings This

Do not over-tighten the screws as this can stress the motherboard.

Checking Jumper Settings

This section explains how to set jumpers for correct configuration of the motherboard.

Setting Jumpers

Use the motherboard jumpers to set system configuration options. Jumpers with more than one pin are numbered. When setting the jumpers, ensure that the jumper caps are placed on the correct pins.

The illustrations show a 2-pin jumper. When the jumper cap is placed on both pins, the jumper is SHORT. If you remove the jumper cap, or place the jumper cap on just one pin, the jumper is OPEN.

place the jumper cap on just one pin, the jumper is OPEN. SHORT OPEN This illustration

SHORT

OPEN

This illustration shows a 3-pin jumper. Pins 1 and 2 are SHORT.

the jumper is OPEN. SHORT OPEN This illustration shows a 3-pin jumper. Pins 1 and 2

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Checking Jumper Settings

The following illustration shows the location of the motherboard jumpers. Pin 1 is labeled.

the location of the motherboard jumpers. Pin 1 is labeled. Jumper Settings Name Type Description Setting

Jumper Settings

Name

Type

Description

Setting (default)

NO PUSH: NORMAL PUSH: CLEAR Before clearing the CMOS, make sure to turn the system off.

Before clearing the CMOS, make sure to turn the system off. CLR_CMOS_BTN CLR_CMOS_BTN button CLEAR CMOS

CLR_CMOS_BTN

CLR_CMOS_BTN button CLEAR CMOS

the system off. CLR_CMOS_BTN CLR_CMOS_BTN button CLEAR CMOS To avoid the system unstability after clearing CMOS,

To avoid the system unstability after clearing CMOS, we recommend users to enter the main BIOS setting page to “Load Default Settings” and then “Save Changes and Exit”.

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Installing Hardware

Installing the Processor

Caution: When installing a CPU heatsink and cooling fan make sure that you DO NOT scratch the motherboard or any of the surface-mount resis- tors with the clip of the cooling fan. If the clip of the cooling fan scrapes across the motherboard, you may cause serious damage to the motherboard or its components. across the motherboard, you may cause serious damage to the motherboard or its components.

On most motherboards, there are small surface-mount resistors near the processor socket, which may be damaged if the cooling fan is carelessly installed.

Avoid using cooling fans with sharp edges on the fan casing and the clips. Also, install the cooling fan in a well-lit work area so that you can clearly see the motherboard and processor socket.

Before installing the Processor

This motherboard automatically determines the CPU clock frequency and system bus frequency for the processor. You may be able to change the settings in the system Setup Utility. We strongly recommend that you do not over-clock processors or other components to run faster than their rated speed.

or other components to run faster than their rated speed. Warning: 1. Over-clocking components can adversely

Warning:

1. Over-clocking components can adversely affect the reliability of the

system and introduce errors into your system. Over-clocking can perma- nently damage the motherboard by generating excess heat in components that are run beyond the rated limits.

2. Always remove the AC power by unplugging the power cord from the

power outlet before installing or removing the motherboard or other hardware components.

This motherboard has an LGA1156 socket. When choosing a processor, consider the performance requirements of the system. Performance is based on the processor design, the clock speed and system bus frequency of the processor, and the quantity of internal cache memory and external cache memory.

Fail-Safe Procedures for Over-clocking

When end-users encounter failure after attempting over-clocking, please take the following steps to recover from it.

1. Shut down the computer.

2. Press and hold the “Page Up Key (PgUp)” of the keyboard, and then boot the PC

up.

3. Two seconds after the PC boots up, release the “Page Up Key (PgUp)”.

4. The BIOS returns to the default setting by itself.

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CPU Installation Procedure

The following illustration shows CPU installation components.

A. Opening of the Load Plate

· Put your thumb on the tail of the load plate and press the tail down.

· Rotate the load plate to fully open position.

B. Disengaging of the Load Lever

· Hold the hook of lever and pull it to the left side to clear retention tab.

· Rotate the load lever to fully open position.

C. Removing the Cap

· Be careful not to touch the contact at any time.

D. Inserting the Package

· Grasp the package. Ensure to grasp on the edge of the substrate.

· Make sure pin 1 indicator is on your

bottom-left side.

· Aim at the socket and place the package carefully into the socket by purely vertical motion.

E. Closing the Load Plate

· Rotate the load plate onto the package IHS (Intergraded Heat Spreader).

· Engage the load lever while pressing down lightly onto the load plate.

· Secure the load lever with the hook under retention tab.

· Secure the load lever with the hook under retention tab. F. Fasten the cooling fan
· Secure the load lever with the hook under retention tab. F. Fasten the cooling fan
· Secure the load lever with the hook under retention tab. F. Fasten the cooling fan
· Secure the load lever with the hook under retention tab. F. Fasten the cooling fan
· Secure the load lever with the hook under retention tab. F. Fasten the cooling fan

F. Fasten the cooling fan supporting base onto the CPU socket on the motherboard.

G. Make sure the CPU fan is plugged to the CPU fan connector. Please refer to the CPU cooling fan user’s manual for more detail installation procedure.

fan user’s manual for more detail installation procedure. 1. To achieve better airflow rates and heat
fan user’s manual for more detail installation procedure. 1. To achieve better airflow rates and heat

1. To achieve better airflow rates and heat dissipation, we suggest that

you use a high quality fan with 3800 rpm at least. CPU fan and heatsink installation procedures may vary with the type of CPU fan/ heatsink supplied. The form and size of fan/heatsink may also vary.

2. DO NOT remove the CPU cap from the socket before installing a

CPU.

3. Return Material Authorization (RMA) requests will be accepted

only if the motherboard comes with the cap on the LGA1156 socket.

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Installing Memory Modules

This motherboard accommodates four memory modules. It can support four 240-pin DDR3 1333/1066. The total memory capacity is 16 GB.

DDR3 SDRAM memory module table

Memory module

Memory Bus

DDR3 1066

533

MHz

DDR3 1333

667

MHz

You must install at least one module in any of the four slots. Total memory capacity is 16 GB.

The four DDR3 memory sockets (DDR3_1, DDR3_2, DDR3_3 and DDR3_4) are divided into two channels and each channel has two memory sockets as following:

Channel A: DDR3_1, DDR3_2

Channel B: DDR3_3, DDR3_4

Recommend memory configuration

 

Mode

 

Sockets

 
 

DDR3_1

DDR3_2

DDR3_3

DDR3_4

2

DIMMs

-

Populated

-

Populated

3

DIMMs

 

Populated

Populated

Populated

3

DIMMs

Populated

Populated

 

Populated

4

DIMMs

Populated

Populated

Populated

Populated

Due to Intel CPU spec definition, the system will not boot if only one DIMM is installed in DDR3_1 or DDR3_3. Follow the table above for recom- mended memory configuration. is installed in DDR3_1 or DDR3_3. Follow the table above for recom- mended memory configuration.

1. For best performance and compatibility, we recommend that users give priority to the yellow DIMMs (DDR3_2/DDR3_4) when installing DIMMs.the table above for recom- mended memory configuration. 2. We suggest users not mix memory type.

2. We suggest users not mix memory type. It is recommended to use the same brand and type memory on this motherboard.

Do not remove any memory module from its antistatic packaging until you are ready to install it on the motherboard. Handle the modules only by their edges. Do not touch the components or metal parts. Always wear a grounding strap when you handle the modules.mix memory type. It is recommended to use the same brand and type memory on this

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Installation Procedure

Refer to the following to install the memory modules.

1 This motherboard supports unbuffered DDR3 SDRAM .

2 Push the latches on each side of the DIMM slot down.

3 Align the memory module with the slot. The DIMM slots are keyed with notches and the DIMMs are keyed with cutouts so that they can only be installed correctly.

4 Check that the cutouts on the DIMM module edge connector match the notches in the DIMM slot.

5 Install the DIMM module into the slot and press it firmly down until it seats correctly. The slot latches are levered upwards and latch on to the edges of the DIMM.

6 Install any remaining DIMM modules.

latch on to the edges of the DIMM. 6 Install any remaining DIMM modules. * For

* For reference only

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Table A: DDR3 (memory module) QVL (Qualified Vendor List)

The following DDR3 memory modules have been tested and qualified for use with this motherboard.

Type

Size

Vendor

Module Name

   

Hynix

HMT112U6AFP8C-G7N0 AA

Kingston

KVR1066D3N7/1G

IGB

Micron

MT8JTF12864AY-1G1D1

MT8JTF12864AZ-1G1F1

DDR3 1066

Ramaxel

RMR1810NA48E7F-1066-LF

 

Elixir

M2Y2G64CB8HC9N-BE

M2Y2G64CB8HC5N-BE

2GB

Micron

MT16JTF25664AY-1G1D1

MT16JTF25664AZ-1G1F1

Samsung

M378B5673DZ1-CF8 0842

   

A-data

AD3U1333B1G9-B

Elixir

J1108BDSE-DJ-F

Hynix

HMT112U6AFP8C-H9N0 AA

KingMax

FLFD45F-B8KG9 NAES

Kingston

KVR1333D3N9/1G

DDR3 1333

1GB

Micron

MT8JTF12864AY-1G4D1

MT8JTF12864AZ-1G4F1

PSC

AL7F8G73D-DG1

Ramaxel

RMR1810E7F-1333

RMR1810KD48E7F-1333

Samsung

M378B2873EH1-CH9

Silicon Power

SP001GBLTU133S01

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Table B: DDR3 (memory module) QVL (Qualified Vendor List)

The following DDR3 memory modules have been tested and qualified for use with this motherboard.

Type

Size

Vendor

Module Name

   

A-data

AD3U1333B2G9-B

Apacer

78.A1GC6.9L1

 

M2F2G64CB8HA4N-CG 0903.TW

Elixir

M2Y2G64CB8HA9N-CG 0920.TW

M2Y2G64CB8HC9N-CG

 

F3-10666CL9D-4GBRL

G.SKILL

F3-10666CL8D-4GBECO

F3-10666CL9D-4GBNQ

DDR3 1333

2GB

Hynix

HMT125U6AFP8C-H9N0 AA

KingMax

FLFE85F-B8KG9 NEES

Micron

MT16JTF25664AY-1G4D1

Nanya

NT2GC64B8HAONF-CG 0917.TW

PSC

AL8F8G73D-DG1/PSC

Ramaxel

RMR186EA48D8F-1333

Samsung

M378B5673EH1-CH9

Silicon Power

SP002GBLTU133S01

4GB

Kingston

KVR1333D3N9/4G

   

A-data

Fast fly dragon

Elixir

M2Y2G64CB8HA9N-DG0928.TWr

DDR3 1600

2GB

 

F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ

G.SKILL

F3-12800CL9D-4GBECO

F3-12800CL7D-4GBECO

F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL

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Expansion Slots Installing Add-on Cards

The slots on this motherboard are designed to hold expansion cards and connect them to the system bus. Expansion slots are a means of adding or enhancing the motherboard’s features and capabilities. With these efficient facilities, you can in- crease the motherboard’s capabilities by adding hardware that performs tasks that are not part of the basic system.

that performs tasks that are not part of the basic system. PCI1 Slot PCIEX4 Slot PCIEX1

PCI1 Slot

PCIEX4 Slot

PCIEX1 Slot

PCIEX16 Slot

basic system. PCI1 Slot PCIEX4 Slot PCIEX1 Slot PCIEX16 Slot This motherboard is equipped with one

This motherboard is equipped with one standard PCI slot. PCI stands for Peripheral Component Interconnect and is a bus stan- dard for expansion cards, which for the most part, is a supple- ment of the older ISA bus standard. The PCI slot on this board are PCI v2.3 compliant.

The PCI Express x4 slot is fully compliant to the PCI Express Base Specification revision 2.0.

The PCI Express x1 slots are fully compliant to the PCI Ex- press Base Specification revision 1.1.

The PCI Express x16 slot is used to install an external PCI Express graphics card that is fully compliant to the PCI Express Base Specification revision 2.0.

Before installing an add-on card, check the documentation for the card carefully. If the card is not Plug and Play, you may have to manually configure the card before installation.

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Follow these instructions to install an add-on card:

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1 Remove a blanking plate from the system case corresponding to the slot you are going to use.

2 Install the edge connector of the add-on card into the expansion slot. Ensure that the edge connector is correctly seated in the slot.

3 Secure the metal bracket of the card to the system case with a screw.

metal bracket of the card to the system case with a screw. 1. For some add-on
metal bracket of the card to the system case with a screw. 1. For some add-on

1. For some add-on cards, for example graphics adapters and network adapters, you have to install drivers and software before you can begin using the add-on card.

2. The onboard PCI interface does not support 64-bit SCSI cards.

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Connecting Optional Devices

Refer to the following for information on connecting the motherboard’s optional devices:

on connecting the motherboard’s optional devices: F_AUDIO1: Front Panel Audio header This header allows the

F_AUDIO1: Front Panel Audio header

This header allows the user to install auxiliary front-oriented microphone and line- out ports for
This header allows the user to install auxiliary front-oriented microphone and line-
out ports for easier access.
Pin
Signal Name
Pin
Signal Name
1
PORT 1L
2
AUD_GND
3
PORT 1R
4
PRESENCE#
5
PORT 2R
6
SENSE1_RETURN
7
SENSE_SEND
8
KEY
9
PORT 2L
10
SENSE2_RETURN

SATA1~6: Serial ATA connectors

These connectors are used to support the Serial ATA devices for the highest data transfer
These connectors are used to support the Serial ATA devices for the highest data
transfer rates (3.0 Gb/s), simpler disk drive cabling and easier PC assembly. It elimi-
nates limitations of the current Parallel ATA interface. But maintains register com-
patibility and software compatibility with Parallel ATA.
Pin
Signal Name
Pin
Signal Name
1
Ground
2
TX+
3
TX-
4
Ground
5
RX-
6
RX+
7
Ground
-
-

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The motherboard has six USB ports installed on the rear edge I/O port array. Addi-
The motherboard has six USB ports installed on the rear edge I/O port array. Addi-
tionally, some computer cases have USB ports at the front of the case. If you have
this kind of case, use auxiliary USB connector to connect the front-mounted ports to
the motherboard.
Pin
Signal Name
Function
1 USBPWR
Front Panel USB Power
2 USBPWR
Front Panel USB Power
3 USB Port 0 Negative Signal
USB_FP_P0-
4 USB Port 1 Negative Signal
USB_FP_P1-
5 USB_FP_P0+
USB Port 0 Positive Signal
6 USB_FP_P1+
USB Port 1 Positive Signal
7 GND
Ground
8 GND
Ground
9 Key
No pin
10 USB_FP_OC0
USBOC-
Ground 8 GND Ground 9 Key No pin 10 USB_FP_OC0 USBOC- Please make sure that the

Please make sure that the USB cable has the same pin assignment as indicated above. A different pin assignment may cause damage or system hang-up.

SPDIFO1: SPDIF out header

This is an optional header that provides an SPDIFO (Sony/Philips Digital Interface) output to digital multimedia device through optical fiber or coaxial connector.

Pin Signal Name 1 +5V 2 NC 3 SPDIFOUT 4 GND CASE1: Chassis Intrusion Detect
Pin
Signal Name
1 +5V
2 NC
3 SPDIFOUT
4 GND
CASE1: Chassis Intrusion Detect Header

This detects if the chassis cover has been removed. This function needs a chassis equipped with instrusion detection switch and needs to be enabled in BIOS.

Pin 1-2 Function Short Chassis cover is removed Open Chassis cover is closed
Pin 1-2
Function
Short
Chassis cover is removed
Open
Chassis cover is closed

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GPS/DPS: Graphics processor sensor/Discrete processor sensor

The GPS indicator LED shows if the installed CPU contains embedded graphics engine. When GPS LED is turned on, you may connect the display monitor directly to the mainboard’s graphics port. (You may also choose to use a VGA adaptor card.)

port. (You may also choose to use a VGA adaptor card.) In contrary, the DPS LED

In contrary, the DPS LED turns on if the CPU does not contain embedded graphics and thus require a VGA adaptor card to connect the display monitor.

require a VGA adaptor card to connect the display monitor. IPS_LED: Intelligent Power Saving IPS is

IPS_LED: Intelligent Power Saving

IPS is an advanced power system that provides better energy efficiency for the processors. The energy canbe greatly saved during idle operation or other low load conditions which can be confirmed through IPS indicator LEDs.

Green: LIGHT LOAD 1which can be confirmed through IPS indicator LEDs. Green: LIGHT LOAD 2 Yellow: NORMAL LOAD 1

Green: LIGHT LOAD 2be confirmed through IPS indicator LEDs. Green: LIGHT LOAD 1 Yellow: NORMAL LOAD 1 Yellow: NORMAL

Yellow: NORMAL LOAD 1IPS indicator LEDs. Green: LIGHT LOAD 1 Green: LIGHT LOAD 2 Yellow: NORMAL LOAD 2 Red:

Yellow: NORMAL LOAD 2Green: LIGHT LOAD 1 Green: LIGHT LOAD 2 Yellow: NORMAL LOAD 1 Red: FULL LOAD 1

Red: FULL LOAD 1LIGHT LOAD 1 Green: LIGHT LOAD 2 Yellow: NORMAL LOAD 1 Yellow: NORMAL LOAD 2 Red:

Red: FULL LOAD 2LIGHT LOAD 1 Green: LIGHT LOAD 2 Yellow: NORMAL LOAD 1 Yellow: NORMAL LOAD 2 Red:

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Installing a SATA Hard Drive

This section describes how to install a SATA Hard Drive.

About SATA Connectors

Your motherboard features six SATA connectors supporting a total of six drives. SATA refers to Serial ATA (Advanced Technology Attachment) is the standard inter- face for the IDE hard drives which are currently used in most PCs. These connectors are well designed and will only fit in one orientation. Locate the SATA connectors on the motherboard and follow the illustration below to install the SATA hard drives.

Installing Serial ATA Hard Drives

To install the Serial ATA (SATA) hard drives, use the SATA cable that supports the Serial ATA protocol. This SATA cable comes with a SATA power cable. You can connect either end of the SATA cable to the SATA hard drive or the connector on the motherboard.

to the SATA hard drive or the connector on the motherboard. SATA cable (optional) SATA power

SATA cable (optional)

or the connector on the motherboard. SATA cable (optional) SATA power cable (optional) Refer to the

SATA power cable (optional)

Refer to the illustration below for proper installation:

1 Attach either cable end to the connector on the motherboard.

2 Attach the other cable end to the SATA hard drive.

3 Attach the SATA power cable to the SATA hard drive and connect the other end to the power supply.

hard drive and connect the other end to the power supply. This motherboard supports the “Hot-Plug”
hard drive and connect the other end to the power supply. This motherboard supports the “Hot-Plug”
hard drive and connect the other end to the power supply. This motherboard supports the “Hot-Plug”

This motherboard supports the “Hot-Plug” function.

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Connecting I/O Devices

The backplane of the motherboard has the following I/O ports:

backplane of the motherboard has the following I/O ports: VGA Port Connect your monitor to the

VGA Port

Connect your monitor to the VGA port.

DVI Port

Connect the DVI port to the monitor.

HDMI Port

Connect the HDMI port to the HDMI devices.

ESATA Port

Use these ports to connect to external SATA boxes or Serial ATA port multipliers.

LAN Port

Connect an RJ-45 jack to the LAN port to connect your computer to the Network.

USB Ports

Use the USB ports to connect USB devices.

Optical SPDIF

This jack connects to external optical digital audio output

Output

devices.

Audio Ports Use the audio jacks to connect audio devices. The C port is for stereo line-in signal, while the E port is for microphone in signal. This motherboard supports audio devices that cor- respond to the A, B, and D port respectively. In addition, both of the 2 ports, B, and D provide users with both right & left channels individually. Users please refer to the follow- ing note for specific port function definition.

the follow- ing note for specific port function definition. A: Center & Woofer D: Front Out

A: Center & Woofer

D: Front Out

B: Back Surround

E: Mic_in Rear

C: Line-in

-

The above port definition can be changed to audio input or audio output by changing the driver utility setting.

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Connecting Case Components

After you have installed the motherboard into a case, you can begin connecting the motherboard components. Refer to the following:

1 Connect the CPU cooling fan cable to CPU_FAN.

2 Connect the standard power supply connector to ATX_POWER.

3 Connect the case switches and indicator LEDs to the F_PANEL.

4 Connect the system cooling fan connector to SYS_FAN.

5 Connect the auxiliary case power supply connector to ATX12V1.

6 Connect the power cooling fan connector to PWR_FAN.

. 6 Connect the power cooling fan connector to PWR_FAN . Connecting 24-pin power cable The
. 6 Connect the power cooling fan connector to PWR_FAN . Connecting 24-pin power cable The

Connecting 24-pin power cable

The ATX 24-pin connector allows you to connect to ATX v2.x power supply.

connector allows you to connect to ATX v2.x power supply. With ATX v2.x power supply, users

With ATX v2.x power supply, users please note that when installing 24-pin power cable, the latches of power cable and the ATX1 match perfectly.

24-pin power cable

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24 Connecting 8/4-pin power cable Users please note that the 8-pin and 4-pin power cables can

Connecting 8/4-pin power cable

Users please note that the 8-pin and 4-pin power cables can both be con- nected to the ATX12V connector.

cables can both be con- nected to the ATX12V connector. When installing 8-pin power cable, the
cables can both be con- nected to the ATX12V connector. When installing 8-pin power cable, the

When installing 8-pin power cable, the latches of power cable and the ATX12V connector match perfectly.cables can both be con- nected to the ATX12V connector. 8-pin power cable When installing 4-pin

8-pin power cable

and the ATX12V connector match perfectly. 8-pin power cable When installing 4-pin power cable, the latch

When installing 4-pin power cable, the latch falls on the left side of the ATX12V connector. and the ATX12V connector match perfectly. 8-pin power cable 4-pin power cable CPU_FAN: CPU cooling FAN

the latch falls on the left side of the ATX12V connector. 4-pin power cable CPU_FAN: CPU

4-pin power cable

CPU_FAN: CPU cooling FAN Power Connector Pin Signal Name Function 1 GND System Ground 2
CPU_FAN: CPU cooling FAN Power Connector
Pin
Signal Name
Function
1 GND
System Ground
2 +12V
Power +12V
3 Sense
Sensor
4 PWM
PWM

Users please note that the fan connector supports the CPU cooling fan of 1.1A ~ 2.2A (26.4W max) at +12V.Ground 2 +12V Power +12V 3 Sense Sensor 4 PWM PWM PWR_FAN/SYS_FAN: FAN Power Connectors Pin

PWR_FAN/SYS_FAN: FAN Power Connectors Pin Signal Name Function 1 GND System Ground 2 +12V Power
PWR_FAN/SYS_FAN: FAN Power Connectors
Pin
Signal Name
Function
1 GND
System Ground
2 +12V
Power +12V
3 Sense
Sensor

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ATX_POWER: ATX 24-pin Power Connector Pin Signal Name Pin Signal Name 1 +3.3V 13 +3.3V
ATX_POWER: ATX 24-pin Power Connector
Pin
Signal Name
Pin
Signal Name
1 +3.3V
13 +3.3V
2 +3.3V
14 -12V
3 Ground
15 Ground
4 +5V
16 PS_ON
5 Ground
17 Ground
6 +5V
18 Ground
7 Ground
19 Ground
8 PWRGD
20 -5V
9 +5VSB
21 +5V
10 +12V
22 +5V
11 +12V
23 +5V
12 +3.3V
24 Ground
ATX12V1: ATX 12V Power Connector Pin Signal Name Pin Signal Name 1 Ground 5 +12V
ATX12V1: ATX 12V Power Connector
Pin
Signal Name
Pin
Signal Name
1 Ground
5 +12V
2 Ground
6 +12V
3 Ground
7 +12V
4 Ground
8 +12V

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Front Panel Header

The front panel header (F_PANEL) provides a standard set of switch and LED headers commonly found on ATX or Micro ATX cases. Refer to the table below for informa- tion:

Micro ATX cases. Refer to the table below for informa- tion: Pin Signal Function Pin Signal

Pin

Signal

Function

Pin

Signal

Function

1

HD_LED_P

Hard disk LED(+)

2

FP PWR/SLP

*MSG LED(+)

3

HD_LED_N

Hard disk LED(- )

4

FP PWR/SLP

*MSG LED(-)

5

RST_SW_N

Reset Switch(-)

6

PWR_SW_P

Power Switch(+)

7

RST_SW_P

Reset Switch(+)

8

PWR_SW_N

Power Switch(-)

9

RSVD

Reserved

10

Key

No pin

* MSG LED (dual color or single color)

Hard Drive Activity LED

Connecting pins 1 and 3 to a front panel mounted LED provides visual indication that data is being read from or written to the hard drive. For the LED to function properly, an IDE drive should be connected to the onboard IDE interface. The LED will also show activity for devices connected to the SCSI (hard drive activity LED) connector.

Power/Sleep/Message waiting LED

Connecting pins 2 and 4 to a single or dual-color, front panel mounted LED provides power on/off, sleep, and message waiting indication.

Reset Switch

Supporting the reset function requires connecting pin 5 and 7 to a momentary- contact switch that is normally open. When the switch is closed, the board resets and runs POST.

Power Switch

Supporting the power on/off function requires connecting pins 6 and 8 to a momen- tary-contact switch that is normally open. The switch should maintain contact for at least 50 ms to signal the power supply to switch on or off. The time requirement is due to internal de-bounce circuitry. After receiving a power on/off signal, at least two seconds elapses before the power supply recognizes another on/off signal.

This concludes Chapter 2. The next chapter covers the BIOS.

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About the Setup Utility

The computer uses the latest “American Megatrends Inc. ” BIOS with support for Windows Plug and Play. The CMOS chip on the motherboard contains the ROM setup instructions for configuring the motherboard BIOS.

The BIOS (Basic Input and Output System) Setup Utility displays the system’s configuration status and provides you with options to set system parameters. The parameters are stored in battery-backed-up CMOS RAM that saves this information when the power is turned off. When the system is turned back on, the system is configured with the values you stored in CMOS.

The BIOS Setup Utility enables you to configure:

• Hard drives, diskette drives and peripherals

• Video display type and display options

• Password protection from unauthorized use

• Power Management features

The settings made in the Setup Utility affect how the computer performs. Before using the Setup Utility, ensure that you understand the Setup Utility options.

This chapter provides explanations for Setup Utility options.

The Standard Configuration

A standard configuration has already been set in the Setup Utility. However, we recommend that you read this chapter in case you need to make any changes in the future.

This Setup Utility should be used:

• when changing the system configuration

• when a configuration error is detected and you are prompted to make changes to the Setup Utility

• when trying to resolve IRQ conflicts

• when making changes to the Power Management configuration

• when changing the password or making other changes to the Security Setup

Entering the Setup Utility

When you power on the system, BIOS enters the Power-On Self Test (POST) routines. POST is a series of built-in diagnostics performed by the BIOS. After the POST routines are completed, the following message appears:

Press DEL to enter SETUP

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Press DEL to enter SETUP Press the delete key to access the BIOS Setup Utility.

CMOS Setup Utility -- Copyright (C) 1985-2009, American Megatrends, Inc.

Standard CMOS Setup

 

M.I.B II (MB Intelligent BIOS II) Load Default Settings Supervisor Password User Password Save & Exit Setup Exit Without Saving

Advanced Setup Advanced Chipset Features Integrated Peripherals Power Management Setup PCI/PnP Setup PC Health Status

 
 

:Move

Enter : Select

+/-/: Value

F10: Save

ESC: Exit

F1:General Help

 

F9: Optimized Defaults

 

v02.68 (C)Copyright 1985-2009, American Mega trends, Inc.

Resetting the Default CMOS Values

When powering on for the first time, the POST screen may show a “CMOS Settings Wrong” message. This standard message will appear following a clear CMOS data at factory by the manufacturer. You simply need to Load Default Settings to reset the default CMOS values.

Note: Changes to system hardware such as different CPU, memories, etc. may also trigger this message.

values. Note: Changes to system hardware such as different CPU, memories, etc. may also trigger this

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CMOS Setup Utility -- Copyright (C) 1985-2009, American Megatrends, Inc.

Standard CMOS Setup

 

M.I.B II (MB Intelligent BIOS II) Load Default Settings Supervisor Password

Advanced Setup Advanced Chipset Features

Integrated Peripherals

 

User Password

   
   

Power Management Setup PCI/PnP Setup

 

Save & Exit Setup

 

Load Default Settings? Exit Without Saving

PC Health Status

[OK]

[Cancel]

 

:Move

Enter : Select

+/-/: Value

+/-/: Value

 

F1:General Help

F10: Save

ESC: Exit

F9: Optimized Defaults

 

v02.68 (C)Copyright 1985-2009, American Mega trends, Inc.

Using BIOS

When you start the Setup Utility, the main menu appears. The main menu of the Setup Utility displays a list of the options that are available. A highlight indicates which option is currently selected. Use the cursor arrow keys to move the highlight to other options. When an option is highlighted, execute the option by pressing <Enter>.

Some options lead to pop-up dialog boxes that prompt you to verify that you wish to execute that option. Other options lead to dialog boxes that prompt you for infor- mation.

Some options (marked with a triangle ) lead to submenus that enable you to change the values for the option. Use the cursor arrow keys to scroll through the items in the submenu.

In this manual, default values are enclosed in parenthesis. Submenu items are denoted by a triangle .

in parenthesis. Submenu items are denoted by a triangle . The default BIOS setting for this

The default BIOS setting for this motherboard apply for most conditions with optimum performance. We do not suggest users change the default values in the BIOS setup and take no responsibility to any damage caused by changing the BIOS settings.

BIOS Navigation Keys

The BIOS navigation keys are listed below:

KEY

FUNCTION

ESC

Exits the current menu

Scrolls through the items on a menu

+/-

Modifies the selected field’s values

Enter

Select

F9

Loads an optimized setting for better performance

F10

Saves the current configuration and exits setup

F1

Displays a screen that describes all key functions

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30 For the purpose of better product maintenance, we reserve the right to change the BIOS

For the purpose of better product maintenance, we reserve the right to change the BIOS items presented in the manual. The BIOS setup screens shown in this chapter are for reference only. Please visit our website for updated manual.

Standard CMOS Setup

This option displays basic information about your system.

CMOS Setup Utility -- Copyright (C) 1985-2009, American Megatrends, Inc. Standard CMOS Setup

Date (www mm:dd:yy)

[Fri 01/29/2010]

Help Item

Time (hh:mm:ss)

[00 : 00: 57]

User [Enter], [TAB] or [SHIFT-TAB] to select a field.

SATA1

[Not Detected]

SATA2

[Not Detected]

 

SATA3

[Not Detected]

Use [+] or [-] to configure system Date.

SATA4

[Not Detected]

SATA5

[Not Detected]

 

SATA6

[Not Detected]

IDE BusMaster

Enabled

:Move

Enter : Select

F1:General Help

+/-/: Value

F10: Save

ESC: Exit

F9: Optimized Defaults

Date & Time The Date and Time items show the current date and time on the computer. If you are running a Windows OS, these items are automatically updated whenever you make changes to the Windows Date and Time Properties utility.

SATA1~6

This motherboard supports six SATA channels and each channel allows one SATA device to be installed. Use these items to configure each device on the IDE channel.

CMOS SETUP UTILITY – Copyright (C) 1985-2009, American Megatrends, Inc.

SATA1

SATA1

Help Item

Device : Not Detected

S.M.A.R.T Stands for

Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology.

Tyoe LBA/Large Mode Block (Multi-Sector Transfer) PIO Mode DMA Mode

Auto

Auto

Auto

 

Auto

Auto

 

Auto

S.M.A.R.T. 32Bit Data Transfer

Enabled

:Move

Enter : Select

F1:General Help

+/-/: Value

F10: Save

ESC: Exit

F9: Optimized Defaults

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Use this item to configure the type of the IDE device that you specify. If the feature is enabled, it will enhance hard disk performance by reading or writing more data during each transfer.

LBA/Large Mode (Auto)

Use this item to set the LBA/Large mode to enhance hard disk performance by optimizing the area the hard disk is visited each time.

Block (Multi-Sector Transfer) (Auto)

If the feature is enabled, it will enhance hard disk performance by reading or writing more data during each transfer.

PIO Mode (Auto)

Use this item to set the PIO mode to enhance hard disk performance by optimizing the hard disk timing.

DMA Mode (Auto)

DMA capability allows users to improve the transfer-speed and data-integrity for compatible IDE devices.

S.M.A.R.T. (Auto)

The S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) system is a diagnostics technology that monitors and predicts device performance. S.M.A.R.T. software resides on both the disk drive and the host computer.

32Bit Data Transfer (Enabled)

Use this item to enable or disable 32Bit Data Transfer.

Press <Esc> to return to the Standard CMOS Setup page.

IDE BusMaster (Enabled) This item enables or disables the DMA under DOS mode. We recommend you to leave this item at the default value.

Press <Esc> to return to the main menu setting page.

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Advanced Setup

This page sets up more advanced information about your system. Handle this page with caution. Any changes can affect the operation of your computer.

CMOS Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 1985-2009, American Megatrends, Inc. Advanced Setup

Thermal Management TM Status Limit CPUID MaxVal Enhanced Halt (C1E) Intel XD Bit Intel VT Intel EIST Intel (R) HT Technology Intel (R) TurboMode tech Quick Power on Self Test Boot Up Numlock Status APIC Mode 1st Boot Device 2nd Boot Device 3rd Boot Device Boot Other Device ECS eJIFFY Function

Enabled
Enabled

Help Item

TM1/TM2

CPU Thermal monitor.

Disabled

Enabled

 

Disabled

Enabled

Enabled

Enabled

Enabled

Enabled

On

Enabled

Hard Drive

CD/DVD

Removable Dev.

Yes

Disabled

:Move

F1:General Help

Enter : Select

+/-/: Value

F10: Save

F9: Optimized Defaults

ESC: Exit

Thermal Management (Enabled)

This item displays CPU’s temperature and enables you to set a safe temperature to Prescott CPU.

TM Status (TM1/TM2)

This item displays CPU Monitor status.

Enhanced Halt (C1E) (Disabed) This item enables or disables enhanced halt.

Limit CPUID MaxVal

Use this item to enable or disable the Max CPU ID value limit. When suppports Prescott and LGA775 CPUs, enable this to prevent the system from “rebooting” when trying to install Windows NT 4.0.

Enhanced Halt (C1E) (Enabled)

This item enables or disables enhanced halt (C1E).

Intel XD Bit (Disabled)

This item allows users to enable or disable the Intel XD bit.

Intel VT (Enabled)

When enabled, a VMM can utilize the additional hardware capabilities provided by Vandor Pool Technology.

Intel EIST (Enabled)

This item allows users to enable or disable the EIST (Enhanced Intel SpeedStep

technology).

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Intel (R) HT Technology (Enabled)

This item enables or disables Intel HT Technology support.

Intel (R) TurboMode tech (Enabled)

This item enables or disables Intel TurboMode Technology support.

Quick Power on Self Test (Enabled) Enable this item to shorten the power on testing (POST) and have your system start up faster. You might like to enable this item after you are confident that your system hardware is operating smoothly.

Boot Up Numlock Status (ON)

This item defines if the keyboard Num Lock key is active when your system is started.

APIC Mode (Enabled)

This item allows you to enable or disable the APCI (Advanced Programmable Inter- rupt Controller) mode. APIC provides symmetric multi-processing (SMP) for sys- tems, allowing support for up to 60 processors.

1st/2nd/3rd Boot Device (Hard Drive/CD/DVD/Removable Dev.)

Use this item to determine the device order the computer used to look for an operating system to load at start-up time. The devices showed here will be different depending on the exact devices installed on your motherboard.

Boot Other Device (Yes) When enabled, the system searches all other possible locations for an operating system if it fails to find one in the devices specified under the First, Second and Third boot devices.

ECS eJIFFY Function (Disabled) Use this item to enable or disable the ECS eJIFFY Function. eJIFFY is ECS unique software program for the quick access to the internet without entering O.S. Please refer to Chapter 5 to know more about eJIFFY.

Press <Esc> to return to the main menu setting page.

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Advanced Chipset Setup

This page sets up more advanced information about your system. Handle this page with caution. Any changes can affect the operation of your computer.

CMOS Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 1985-2009, American Megatrends, Inc. Advanced Chipset Setup

 
Lite
Lite
 

Help Item

PAVP Mode Shared Memory Size DVMT Memory

   

64MB

GMCH Protected Audio Video Path (PAVP) BIOS support.

256MB

 

Enabled

Memory Remap Feature HDMI Aduio

Enabled

 

:Move

Enter : Select

+/-/: Value

F10: Save

ESC: Exit

F1:General Help

F9: Optimized Defaults

PAVP Mode (Lite)

Integrated PeripheralsThis page sets up some parameters for peripheral devices connected to the system.Onboard SATA Mode (Enhanced)Use this item to select the mode of the Serial ATA.OnBoard LAN Function (Enabled)Use this item to enable or disable the onboard LAN function.This item allows you to select the PAVP (Pro- tected Audio-Video Path) mode.PAVP supports secure playback of Intel HD Audio and Video content.

Share Memory Size (64MB)

This item lets you allocate a portion of the main memory for the onboard VGAdisplay application.

DVMT Memory

When set to Fixed Mode, the graphics driver will reserve a fixed portion of thesystem memory as graphics memory, according to system and graphics requirements.

Memory Remap Feature (Enabled)

This item allows you to remap the overlapped PCI memory above the total physicalmemory if you have a 64 bit OS and 8 GB of RAM.

(256MB)

HDMI Audio

(Enabled)

Use this item to enable or disable the HDMI Audio.

Press <Esc> to return to the main menu setting page.

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Integrated Peripherals

This page sets up some parameters for peripheral devices connected to the system.

CMOS Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 1985-2009, American Megatrends, Inc. Integrated Peripherals

SATA Configuration Onboard SATAMode Onboard SATA2 Controller Onboard AUDIO Function Onboard LAN1 Function Onboard LAN2 Function Onboard LAN Boot ROM USB Functions Legacy USB Support

IDE
IDE
 

Help Item

Enabled

 

Options

 

IDE Mode

 

Enabled

 

IDE

Enabled

RAID

Enabled

AHCI

Disabled

 

Enabled

 

Disabled

Enabled

 

:Move

Enter : Select

+/-/: Value

F10: Save

ESC: Exit

F1:General Help

F9: Optimized Defaults

 

SATA Configuration (IDE)

Use this item to show the Serial ATA Configuration options: IDE, RAID, AHCI or Disabled.

Onboard SATA Mode (AHCI)

Use this item to select the SATA mode. Onboard SATA2 Controller (IDE Mode)

Use this item to select the mode of the Onboard SATA2 Controller.

OnBoard AUDIO Function (Enabled)

Use this item to enable or disable the onboard Audio function.

OnBoard LAN1 Function (Enabled)

Use this item to enable or disable the onboard LAN1 function.

OnBoard LAN2 Function (Enabled)

Use this item to enable or disable the onboard LAN2 function.

OnBoard LAN Boot ROM (Disabled)

Use this item to enable or disable the booting from the onboard LAN or a network add-in card with a remote boot ROM installed.

Legacy USB Support (Enabled)

Use this item to enable or disable support for legacy USB devices. Setting to Auto allows the system to detect the presence of USB device at startup. If detected, the USB controller legacy mode is enabled. If no USB device is detected, the legacy USB support is disabled.

Press <Esc> to return to the main menu setting page.

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Power Management Setup

This page sets up some parameters for system power management operation.

CMOS Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 1985-2009, American Megatrends, Inc. Power Management Setup

 
S3
S3
   

Help Item

 

ACPI Suspend Type PWRON After PWR-Fail Resume by Ring Resume By PCI/PCI-E/Lan PME Resume by USB (S3) Resume on RTC Alarm Intel(R) C-STATE tech C3 State C6 State C1 Auto Demotion C3 Auto Demotion ACPI T State EUP Support

Power Off

 

Disabled

Select the ACPI state used for Sys- tem Suspend.

Disabled

Disabled

Disabled

 

Enabled

ACPI C3

Enabled

Enabled

Enabled

Enabled

Enabled

:Move

Enter : Select

+/-/: Value

F10: Save

ESC: Exit

F1:General Help

F9: Optimized Defaults

ACPI Suspend Type (S3)

Use this item to define how your system suspends. In the default, S3, the suspend mode is a suspend to RAM, i.e, the system shuts down with the exception of a refresh current to the system memory.

PWRON After PWR-Fail (Power Off) This item enables your computer to automatically restart or return to its operating status.

Resume By Ring (Disabled) The system can be turned off with a software command. If you enable this item, the system can automatically resume if there is an incoming call on the Modem. You must use an ATX power supply in order to use this feature.

Power On by PCIE/PCI Devices (Disabled) These items specify whether the system will be awakened from power saving modes when activity or input signal of the specified hardware peripheral or component is detected.

Resume By USB (S3) (Disabled) This item allows you to enable/disable the USB device wakeup function from S3 mode.

Power On by RTC Alarm (Disabled) This item can be turned off with a software command. If you enable this item, the system can automatically resume at a fixed time based on the system’s RTC (realtime clock). Use the items below this one to set the date and time of the wake-up alarm. You must use an ATX power supply in order to use this feature.

Intel(R) C-STATE tech (Enabled)

C State: CPU idle is set to C2/C3/C4.

C3 State (ACPIC3)

Nehalem C state action select.

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C6 State (Enabled)

Nehalem C state action select.

C1 Auto Demotion (Enabled)

When enable, CPU will conditionally demote C3/C6/C7 requests to C1 based onuncore auto-demote information.

C3 Auto Demotion (Enabled)

When enable, CPU will conditionally demote C6/C7 requests to C3 based on uncoreauto-demote information.

ACPI T State (Enabled)

Report processor throttling in ACPI

EUP Support (Enabled)

When enabled, system can not resume by some devices (PCI/PCIE/PME/Ring/RTC,etc) at S5 state. You can use this item to save power.

Press <Esc> to return to the main menu setting page.

PCI / PnP Setup

This page sets up some parameters for devices installed on the PCI bus and those utilizing the system plug and play capability.

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Options

Select which graphics controller to use as the primary boot device.

Init Display First

PCI
PCI

Help Item

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F1:General Help

Enter : Select

+/-/: Value

F10: Save

F9: Optimized Defaults

ESC: Exit

Init Display First (PCI)

Use this item to select which graphics controller to use as the primary boot devices.

Press <Esc> to return to the main menu setting page.

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PC Health Status

On motherboards support hardware monitoring, this item lets you monitor the parameters for critical voltages, temperatures and fan speeds.

CMOS Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 1985-2009, American Megatrends, Inc. PC Health Status

 

-=- System Hardware Monitor-=-

Help Item

Smart Fan Function

Press Enter
Press Enter
 

CPU Temperature System Temperature CPU Fan Speed:

43°C/109°F

31°C/87°F

2096 RPM

System Fan Speed:

N/A

CPU Vcore:

1.128V

VDIMM:

1.512V

Disabled

Case Open Warning Chassis Opened

No

:Move

F1:General Help

Enter : Select

+/-/: Value

F10: Save

F9: Optimized Defaults

ESC: Exit

Smart Fan Function (Press Enter) Scroll to this item and press <Enter> to view the following screen:

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Help Item

CPU Smart Fan Control SMART Fan Mode CPU Fan start PWM CPU SAMRT Fan start TEMP( °F ) DeltaT

Enabled
Enabled
   

Normal

Options

56

Disabled

32

+3

Enabled

 

4 PWM value/°F

SMART Fan Slope PWM value CPU FAN Full Limit Temp

81°F

:Move

Enter : Select

F1: General Help

+/-/: Value

F10: Save

ESC: Exit

F9: Optimized Defaults

SMART Fan Control (Enabled)

This item allows you to enable/disable the control of the CPU fan speed by changing the fan voltage.

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SMART Fan Mode (Normal)

This item allows you to select the fan mode (Normal, Quiet, Silent, or Manual) for a better operation environment. If you choose Normal mode, the fan speed will be auto adjusted depending on the CPU temperature. If you choose Quite mode, the fan speed

mode, the fan

will be auto minimized for quiet environment. If you choose Silent

speed will be auto restricted to make system more quietly. If you choose Manual mode, the fan speed will be adjust depending on users’ parameters.

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Help Item

CPU Smart Fan Control SMART Fan Mode CPU Fan start PWM CPU SAMRT Fan start TEMP( °F ) DeltaT

Enabled

   
Normal
Normal

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Options

Disabled

32

+3

Enabled

 

4 PWM value/°F

SMART Fan Slope PWM value CPU FAN Full Limit Temp

81°F

:Move

Enter : Select

F1: General Help

+/-/: Value

F10: Save

ESC: Exit

F9: Optimized Defaults

Press <Esc> to return to the Smart Fan Function page.

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Help Item

CPU Smart Fan Control SMART Fan Mode CPU Fan start PWM CPU SAMRT Fan start TEMP( °F ) DeltaT SMART Fan Slope PWM value CPU FAN Full Limit Temp

Enabled

     
Quiet
Quiet

30

Options

Normal: auto adjusts de- pending on the CPU tem- perature.

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+3

5 PWM value/°F

 

74°F

Quiet: auto minimizes fan speed for quiet environ- ment operation.

Silent: auto restricts fan speed to make system more quietly.

 

Manual: the fan adjust de- pending on user’s param- eter.

:Move

Enter : Select

F1: General Help

+/-/: Value

F10: Save

ESC: Exit

F9: Optimized Defaults

Press <Esc> to return to the Smart Fan Function page.

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Help Item

CPU Smart Fan Control SMART Fan Mode CPU Fan start PWM CPU SAMRT Fan start TEMP( °F ) DeltaT SMART Fan Slope PWM value CPU FAN Full Limit Temp

Enabled

     
Silent
Silent

10

Options

Normal: auto adjusts de- pending on the CPU tem- perature.

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+3

6 PWM value/°F

 

66°F

Quiet: auto minimizes fan speed for quiet environ- ment operation.

Silent: auto restricts fan speed to make system more quietly.

 

Manual: the fan adjust de- pending on user’s param- eter.

:Move

Enter : Select

F1: General Help

+/-/: Value

F10: Save

ESC: Exit

F9: Optimized Defaults

Press <Esc> to return to the Smart Fan Function page.

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Help Item

CPU Smart Fan Control SMART Fan Mode CPU Fan start PWM CPU SAMRT Fan start TEMP( °F ) DeltaT SMART Fan Slope PWM value CPU FAN Full Limit Temp

Enabled

     
Manual
Manual

10

Options

Normal: auto adjusts de- pending on the CPU tem- perature.

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+3

6 PWM value/°F

 

66°F

Quiet: auto minimizes fan speed for quiet environ- ment operation.

Silent: auto restricts fan speed to make system more quietly.

 

Manual: the fan adjust de- pending on user’s param- eter.

:Move

Enter : Select

F1: General Help

+/-/: Value

F10: Save

ESC: Exit

F9: Optimized Defaults

Press <Esc> to return to the Smart Fan Function page.

System Component Characteristics These items display the monitoring of the overall inboard hardware health events, such as System & CPU temperature, CPU & DIMM voltage, CPU & system fan speed,

• CPU Temperture

• System Temperture

• CPU Fan speed

• System Fan speed

• CPU Vcore

• VDIMM

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Case Open Warning (Disabled)

This item enabled or disabled the warning if the case is opened up, and the item below indicates the current status of the case.

Chassis Opened (No)

This item indicates whether the case has been opened.

Press <Esc> to return to the Smart Fan Function page.

<Esc> to return to the Smart Fan Function page. ECS supports the latest PECI host technology.

ECS supports the latest PECI host technology. While using Lynnfield CPU, the original images of the BIOS item “PC Health Status” and “Smart FAN Function” will be replaced by PECI mode and negative number. (The max data from PECI is zero.)

CMOS Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 1985-2009, American Megatrends, Inc. PC Health Status

 

-=- System Hardware Monitor-=-

 

Help Item

Smart Fan Function

Press Enter
Press Enter
 

CPU Temperature System Temperature CPU Fan Speed:

 

43°C/109°F

31°C/87°F

2096 RPM

System Fan Speed:

N/A

CPU Vcore:

1.128V

VDIMM:

1.512V

Case Open Warning Chassis Opened

 

Disabled

No

 

:Move

Enter : Select

+/-/: Value

F10: Save

ESC: Exit

F1:General Help

F9: Optimized Defaults

CMOS Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 1985-2005, American Megatrends, Inc. Smart Fan Function

   

Help Item

CPU Smart Fan Control SMART Fan Mode CPU Fan start PWM CPU SAMRT Fan start TEMP( °F ) DeltaT

Enabled
Enabled
   

Normal

Options

56

Disabled

32

+3

Enabled

 

4 PWM value/°F

SMART Fan Slope PWM value CPU FAN Full Limit Temp

81°F

:Move

Enter : Select

F1: General Help

+/-/: Value

F10: Save

ESC: Exit

F9: Optimized Defaults

Press <Esc> to return to the PC Health Status page.

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M.I.B. II (MB Intelligent BiosII)

This page enables you to set the clock speed and system bus for your system. The clock speed and system bus are determined by the kind of processor you have installed in your system.

CMOS Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 1985-2009, American Megatrends, Inc. M.I.B.II (MB Intelligent BIOS II)

Performance Level

 
Standard
Standard
 

Help Item

 

Auto

   

DRAM Frequency Configure DRAM Timing by SPD Memory Hole DRAM Command Rate CPU Clock Select CPU Over-clocking Func:

Auto

Disabled

 

Options

Standard

Auto

Enhanced

Auto

 

Disabled

PCIE Over-clocking Func:

 

Disabled

Spread Spectrum Auto Detect DIMM/PCI Clk Voltage Function

Enabled

Enabled

Disabled

Intel (R) Core (TM) 15 CPU

 

650@ 3.20GHz

Ratio Status: Unlocked (Min: 09, Max: 24)

Ratio Actual Value Intel CPU Clock

 

:

24

: 733MHz

 

Current Memory Frequency : 1333MHz

Meomory Current Type CPU Vcore VDIMM PCH Voltage: 1.032 V

:9-24-9-9-10-100-5-4-5-20

 

: 1.128 V : 1.512 V

 

:Move

Enter : Select

+/-/: Value

F10: Save

ESC: Exit

F1:General Help

F9: Optimized Defaults

Performance Level (Standard) This item shows the performance level of the components, the options are: Standard and Enhanced. DRAM Frequency (Auto)

This item enables users to adjust the DRAM frequency. The default setting is auto and we recommend users leave the setting unchanged. Modify it at will may cause the

system to be

Configure DRAM Timing by SPD (Auto) When this item is set to enable, the DDR timing is configured using SPD. SPD (Serial Presence Detect) is located on the memory modules, BIOS reads information coded in SPD during system boot up.

Memory Hole (Disabled) This item allows users to enable or disable memory hole remapping.

DRAM Command Rate (Auto)

This item specifies the rate of the DRAM Command.

CPU Clock Select (Auto)

This item allows users to select CPU clock. CPU Over-clocking Func (Disabled)

This item decides the CPU over-clocking function installed in your system. If the over-clocking fails, please turn off the system power. And then, hold the PageUp key (similar to the Clear CMOS function) and turn on the power, the BIOS will recover the safe default.

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PCIE Over-clocking Func (Disabled)

This item enables or disables the PCIE over-clocking function. Spread Spectrum (Enabled) If you enable spread spectrum, it can significantly reduce the EMI (Electro-Magnetic Interference) generated by the system.

Auto Detect DIMM/PCI Clk (Enabled) When this item is enabled, BIOS will disable the clock signal of free DIMM/PCI slots.

Voltage Function (Disabled) Use this item to enable or disable the Voltage Function. If enable, users can increase the hardware voltage through BIOS settings.

Intel (R) Core (TM) 15 CPU 650 @ 3.20 GHz This is display-only field and displays the information of the CPU installed in your computer.

Ratio Status: Unlocked (Min: 09, Max: 24) These items show the locked/unlocked ratio status and the actual ratio of the CPU installed in your system.

Current Memory Frequency (1333MHz) This item displays the current memory frequency.

Meomory Current Type (9-24-9-9-10-100-5-4-5-20) These items show the information of the memory current type.

CPU Vcore (1.128 V) This item displays the current CPU voltage.

VDIMM (1.512 V) This item displays the

PCH Voltage (1.152V) This item allows users to adjust the PCH voltage.

current DIMM voltage.

users to adjust the PCH voltage. current DIMM voltage. Warning: Please pay attention that doing overvoltage

Warning: Please pay attention that doing overvoltage may result in damage to hardware.

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Press <Esc> to return to the main menu setting page.

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Load Default Settings

This option opens a dialog box to ask if you are sure to install optimized defaults or not. You select [OK], and then press <Enter>, the Setup Utility loads all default values; or select [Cancel], and then press <Enter>, the Setup Utility does not load default values.

Supervisor Password

This page helps you install or change a password.

CMOS Setup Utility - Copyright (C) 1985-2009, American Megatrends, Inc. Supervisor Password

Supervisor Password

:Not Installed

Help item

Change Supervisor Password

Press Enter
Press Enter

Install or Change the password.

:Move

F1:General Help

Enter : Select

+/-/: Value

F10: Save

F9: Optimized Defaults

ESC: Exit

Supervisor Password (Not Installed)

This item indicates whether a supervisor password has been set. If the password has been installed, Installed displays. If not, Not Installed displays.

Change Supervisor Password (Press Enter)

You can select this option and press <Enter> to access the sub menu. You can use the sub menu to change the supervisor password.

Press <Esc> to return to the main menu setting page.

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User Password

This page helps you install or change a password.

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User Password

: Not Installed

 

Help item

:Move

Enter : Select

+/-/: Valu